When powering through a daily skincare routine, piling on the serums and moisturizers, it's all too easy to forget that your skincare shouldn't stop at your chin. It's time to break that bad habit. The neck is one of the first areas of the body to develop signs of aging—regardless of the effort you're putting in elsewhere. Fortunately, there are a host of creams formulated to combat aging around the neck specifically. Here, we've gathered 23 of our top picks, from top-shelf labels like La Mer and Sisley to more accessible brands.
This drugstore standby has earned its place as a tried-and-true favorite. When RoC says five-in-one, they mean it: the cream helps with everything from firmness and radiance to hydration and fine lines. And it has SPF 30 to boot, so you'll help ward off any future damage.
StriVectin packed its powerful age-reversing ingredients (lipopeptides, moisturizers, and their patented fusion of Niacin and Vitamin B3, to be exact) into this silky product. But rather than simply putting it in a jar, they took the extra step of adding a massage roller for application. When rolled upwards to reverse the effects of gravity it makes the already potent formula even more effective.
Rather than leave a thick product on all night, get your neck care done in ten minutes flat with this mask. When applied to the neck and the lower face, this cream-mousse refines facial contours and brightens, leaving skin radiant.
A complex of three different complexion-refining peptides powers this intense night cream. Apply to both face and neck for firmer, more radiant skin. If you're serious about neck care, pair this nighttime treatment with Estée Lauder's companion day cream for maximum impact.
NeoStrata's neck cream takes a two-pronged approach to repairing signs of aging. Neocitriate and pro-amino acid work to boost collagen production, while neoglucosamine gently exfoliates skin to reduce the appearance of age spots and uneven pigmentation. Apple stem cell extract is an added bonus: the ingredient can actually help your skin cells behave like younger cells. Science!
Skincare brands create sheet masks for every possible need, but precious few are formulated specifically for the neck. Skyn Iceland is here to fill in that gap. These surprisingly slip-resistant, fabric-backed masks use the same amino acids that your body uses to make collagen (the stuff that keeps your skin springy), as well as brightening niacinamide, and anti-inflammatory adenosine to help hydrate and restore the delicate skin of your neck.
While there is no actual Elizabethan-era undergarment in Fresh's Corset Cream, it does live up to its tightening namesake. Extracts from black tea, blackberry leaf, lychee seed, and goji fruit power the cream, which promises a more lifted and refined appearance.
This vegan product relies on oil from maracuja seeds to target signs of aging. Alongside sodium hyaluronate and algae extracts, the maracuja oil promotes cell regeneration while hydrating and plumping skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
This two-in-one works equally as well on the neck and the face. A special retinol formulation called pro-retinol and centella asiatica (a.k.a. tiger grass) power the cream, which provides plenty of hydration as it improves fine lines and firmness. For under $20, it's no surprise it's a fan favorite.
StriVectin knows that the skin on your neck has less fatty tissue and collagen, which means that signs of aging often appear there before anywhere else. The brand created this product to specifically target this area with peptides, hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and StriVectin-patented complexes that tighten, lift, and brighten skin.
Perricone MD formulated this product with an ingredient for every concern: peptites to fortify damaged skin cells, alpha lipoic acid to improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and vitamins B3 and C to reduce discoloration. The SPF is an added bonus, guarding against future UV damage.
La Mer's creams have achieved cult-favorite status—and for good reason. This leave-on mask, packed with the brand's patented "miracle broth," works wonders for hydrating and plumping the skin of the neck to make lines less evident and skin more glowing. And the fancy brush it comes with makes applying the mask feel as glamorous as the results.
Remember how skin on the neck has less collagen than other places on the body? Dr. Dennis Gross targets this precise deficiency, using ferulic acid, retinol, silk amino acids, and a proprietary complex to support natural cellular repair and collagen production.
This standby contains a high concentration of soluble collagen to give the skin an extra dose of bounce, and goes the extra step of adding woodmallow to enhance collagen's ability to interface with the skin.
Algenist touts its research in biotech—and with its discovery of alguronic acid, a regenerative compound produced by microalgae, that hard work has paid off. This product combines the all-important acid with a protein and peptide complex to tighten and lift skin around the neck and chest.
SkinCeuticals was founded in 1994 with aging skin in mind. Wary of the exposure to the sun that the neck, chest, and hands often get, the cream puts equal weight on brightening and restoring skin firmness with hydroxyphenoxy propionic acid, sodium tetrahydro-jasmonate, and moth bean extract.
No7's serum offers calcium, amino acids, and ceramides—many of the ingredients used in top-shelf creams—at a much more attainable price.
This concentrated cream uses hyalouronic acid to deeply hydrate skin, making fine lines less obvious, while kombucha extract adds a plumping effect, increasing the volume of the skin.
Inspired by the Chinese Gua Sha technique, this product comes with a rose quartz tool, which helps massage the cream—a formula packed with anti-aging ingredients like lactic acid, caffeine, and algae extract—into the skin for maximum efficacy.
This product from Murad uses natural botanicals alongside cutting-edge compounds to treat several area of concern: texture, suppleness, and brightness, and more.
This cream throws everything from apple stem cells to the all-important peptides and ceramides at aging skin. The mixture is targeted at the usual suspects: age spots, fine lines, and loose skin.
This product features two different formulas in one jar: a tightening gel and a plumping cream. Together, they work to contour and firm the neck.